Man injured in shooting on US 63

Saturday, January 5, 2013 | 12:13 p.m. CST; updated 3:40 p.m. CST, Saturday, January 5, 2013

COLUMBIA — A man was wounded after being shot while driving on U.S. 63 early Saturday morning.

His wound wasn't life-threatening, according to a news release from the police department.

Officers were dispatched to north of Discovery Parkway on U.S. 63 at 1:55 a.m. after meeting the victim at Broadway and Brickton Road. He was driving toward the Columbia Police Department, according to the release.

The victim, a 31-year-old man, was driving south on U.S. 63 near Discovery Parkway when he heard a loud noise as a vehicle passed him. He then realized he had been shot and pulled to the side of the road. 

The attacker's vehicle turned around, coming back north on U.S. 63, and more shots were fired at the victim's car. The victim then began driving toward the police department. 

According to the news release, the victim said he does not know why he was shot. 

Paramedics took the victim to a hospital for treatment.

Police had no description of the attacker or the vehicle.

Supervising editor is Simina Mistreanu.

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